FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2021
GORSUCH GORGEOUS IN K-WINGS WIN
Miller, Bradford account for assists on all three goals, Humitz scores in return
SALT LAKE CITY, UT--The Kalamazoo Wings (9-5-0-0) took down the Utah Grizzlies (10-6-1-0) behind a strong team effort at Maverik Center on Friday night.
The game started slowly as neither team found the back of the net in period one. The K-Wings outshot the Grizzlies 14 to 5 in the first frame.
The scoring took off midway through the second period. A long pass from Utah defenseman Andrew Nielsen to forward Tyler Crunk gave the Grizzlies a quality scoring opportunity. Crunk had a breakaway, made a move, and landed the puck in the net to open the scoring. Kalamazoo would respond. K-Wings Defensemen Brenden Miller sucked in defenders and made a pass to a wide-open Max Humitz. Humitz beat the goalie top left to even the score.
The K-Wings would pull away in the third period. Multiple Grizzlies penalties gave Kalamazoo a 5-on-3 power-play opportunity. A shot from Erik Bradford rebounded and K-Wings captain Justin Taylor put in the ultimate game-winner. In the ensuing 5-on-4 situation, a disjointed defense left forward Tanner Sorenson open between the circles. Sorenson hit the one-timer to ice the game.
Trevor Gorsuch saved 24 of the 25 shots faced for his third victory of the season.
The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets and American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.